~ Ivory bar soap was not meant to float. The manufacturer had mixed the formula incorrectly, which caused the excess air bubbles that made the soap float. Customers wrote the company and told them how much they loved that the soap popped up to the surface and never got lost.
~ When CBS broadcast the first television show in color, no one other than CBS owned a color television set.
~ Kermit the Frog was named after Kermit Scott, a childhood friend of Jim Henson's, who became a professor of philosophy at Purdue University. Kermit has eleven points on the collar around his neck and is left handed.
~ Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.